N.Marley at PLYMOUTH.AC.UK
Mon Jun 8 15:47:44 CDT 1998
With reference to the e-mail problem of the globe-trotting professor
mentioned below, several options are available depending on the
university's computing service, but this one is free.
*Web based e-mail address:*
For this type of service you would need to be able to set up an
automatic forwarding of all mail going to your university address, to
go to the web e-mail address. Most university e-mail services can do
this, but you may need to contact your postmaster. The web service
provider I use is YAHOO, but most of the search engine providers are
offering this type of service now and it is FREE. All you need to do
to get the wed e-mail address is simply sign up on the webpage.
You need to fill out a short questionnaire - I try not tick any
interest boxes or give my university e-mail address, this helps to
prevent you being spammed by junk e-mail. The e-mail address for
this service is in the format:
username at yahoo.com
When you are travelling you can access your e-mail from any internet
connected computer. I have been able to collect my e-mails
whilst travelling around the world using this type of service.
N.B. I turn the automatic forwarding on and off, depending if I am home
This message should not be read as a personal endorsement of
the service and company mentioned, it only reflects my personal
experience. Other companies offer similar services.
Other possible solution would include Telnet and/or POP3 servers etc.
but I don't know any details of these.
I hope this is helpful.
Research: Tardigrade taxonomy and ecology
> Dear Colleagues,
> This is not stictly taxonomic, but the people on this list will be
> aware of the problems of using e-mail whilst away at conferences and
> Has anyone had any experience good or bad of ISP's (Internet Service
> Providers) with Global Coverage. We have a globe-trotting Professor
> here who spends time in the USA, Japan, Europe, Australia and would
> dearly like to keep up with his e-mail correspondence to stop it
> mounting up here in Reading.
> The only two companies that come to mind are CompuServe and
> Microsoft with its MSN.
Mr Nigel Marley
Senior Administrator (Computing) - Biol Sci/Faculty,
Department of Biological Sciences,
University of Plymouth,
Tel: (0)1752 232900
Fax: (0)1752 232970
E-mail: NMARLEY at Plymouth.ac.uk
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